One Night Rodeo was voted winners of the Next GAC Star competition produced by Great American Country (GAC) and Music Nation. Along with the title of Next GAC Star, One Night Rodeo received a Gibson Hummingbird guitar, the opportunity to film a music video, and the main ambition they’d aimed for—a record deal with Original Signal Recordings, Music Nation’s artist development arm/label.
One Night Rodeo will be developed jointly by Original Signal Recordings and GAC, building them as a brand, and with support from GAC through its TV, radio, and website media platforms and events.
One Night Rodeo features Duane Allison (bass), Mike Elrod (drums), Cory Hildreth (lead vocals) and Jack Tamburin (electric guitar). Moments after winning, Hildreth said, “I can’t even describe the joy we have. It’s incredible. I can’t wait to get in the studio and actually work with Desmond Child and Victoria Shaw and see them put their stamp on ‘Alive and Living.’”
Next GAC Star advisors and mentors Desmond Child, Jack Ingram and Victoria Shaw watched as One Night Rodeo took their first steps into the country spotlight as a signed artist in front of the in-studio and nationwide broadcast audiences.
“One Night Rodeo is a wonderful group of seasoned musicians who worked long and hard to get here,” says Shaw. “I look forward to getting them in the studio and making magic happen.”
Today One Night Rodeo heads in to the studio with Child and Shaw to record their single, “Alive and Living,” that will be released via iTunes next week. The song was written by Neil Cody, Jon Henderson and Lynn Hutton.
Thirteen years of hard work, dedication and persistence in the same band are three qualifications One Night Rodeo believed made them a solid threat for the Next GAC Star competition. All four men come from musical families, are in their thirties, have families of their own and wanted to become famous singers as kids. They call their fashion style “contemporary and a little country,” practically the perfect words to describe their musical influences: Eagles and Rascal Flatts.
In the coming months, GAC and Original Signal Recordings will continue to develop and promote the band and their upcoming album release.
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